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Waiting room gets big DFS makeover

CHRISTMAS CHEER IN TEMPLE STREET

FERGAL MADDOCK

Published 25/12/2012 | 21:39

Bringing some home comforts to the hospital, DFS delivered hand-made sofas, and a Christmas makeover to the Radiology Waiting Room in Temple Street Children's University Hospital. The makeover was revealed at a special Christmas-themed story telling...

THIS CHRISTMAS, sofa retailer and manufacturer DFS delivered Christmas cheer to patients and families who will be in Temple Street Children's University Hospital over the Christmas season.

Drawing from 43 years of experience of making sofas, DFS has given a festive Christmas makeover to the Radiology Waiting Room in Temple Street. The makeover was revealed today at a special Christmasthemed storytelling event hosted by bestselling author Sarah Webb in Temple Street. Joined by children and their families, Sarah read from her magical children's books Sally Go Round the Stars and Emma the Penguin, with Santa and his elves in attendance. In addition to providing DFS sofas, handmade in their own factory, the staff of DFS Blanchardstown drew on their creative talents to deliver a complete Christmas makeover to the Radiology Waiting Room.

From tinsel, lights and trees to wreaths and garlands, DFS will ensure that patients and families can still enjoy some home comforts this Christmas Dr Eilish Twomey, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Temple Street Children's University Hospital said: ' We would like to thank DFS Ireland for their generosity in organising this Christmas makeover. We appreciate the transformation of the Radiology Waiting Room. It certainly adds some cheer for the families and children we will be looking after over Christmas.'

Author Sarah Webb said: 'I am really delighted to support this DFS make over project in Temple Street. Doctors and nurses do a tremendous job working round the clock to provide the best possible care to children. Supporting them in their hard work and dedication is a huge motivation for me and all those at DFS who worked hard to bring the comforts of home to Temple Street. 'Books are a great comfort to children of all ages. For that reason I've donated some picture books and novels to the hospital for children to read while in the waiting room.'

Temple Street is an acute paediatric hospital serving some of Ireland's sickest children and providing a referral and care service on both a regional and national basis. Seven major specialities at Temple Street include neonatal and paediatric surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopaedics, ENT and plastic surgery.

The Hospital is also the national centre for paediatric ophthalmology, the national craniofacial centre, the national airway management centre, the national meninogococal laboratory, the national centre for inherited metabolic disorders and the national screening centre. Temple Street cares for 133,000 children every year and over 45,000 of these children attend the Emergency Department making it one of the busiest in Europe. A staff of 85 Consultants and over 950 other full time and part time nursing, paramedical and other staff deliver care. To support Temple Street, please visit www.templestreet.ie

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